With all of the snow falling in the NE United States and the cold weather that sweeps across the country, my Florida heart goes out to cold friends everywhere.
It is cold in Florida. We wear winter jackets. The rain feels like ice pellets. We chisel the ice from the bird bath in the morning.
But it is not as cold in Florida as where “Ukulele Sunnyboy” is playing in the video below.
It’s amazing that his ukulele sounds so good in that cold. If you visit his YouTube channel several of his other videos show wonderful views of the moutains.
I discovered Ukulele Sunnyboy on Soundcloud and loved his ukulele style. You can’t beat the picture. It would seem rather inspirational to play that high.
My favorite song is the ukulele solo version of “Dancing Water”. It’s a beautiful song. At times, the drone effect makes the ukulele sound like an Appalachian dulcimer. After listening to it several times, I couldn’t help but add an instrument and picked up my small D flute to play along.
I recorded/remixed “Dancing Water” ouside — in the spirit of Ukulele Sunnyboy, who seems to enjoy playing his ukulele outside. If you listen to the recording you will hear the Carolina wren and a cardinal (occasionally) join me in song.
Typically, if I play the ukulele or the Native American flute outside, the wrens fly in and sing with the playing. The Carolina wrens particularly like the higher pitched flutes. If I play a lower key of the Native American flute, the mockingbird will come and listen attentively.
Dancing Water remix with Native American Flute: Listen
Thanks to Ukulele Sunnyboy for the ukulele inspiration.
Sunnyboy’s solo ukulele “Dancing Waters” (below)